Friday, November 22, 2013

busy bee

Isn't November one of the best months?  In South Carolina, the forest if soooo full of color right now and weather can be kind.  Today we had a picnic lunch in 70 degree sunshine!  Unfortunately, November is not here to stay, so I buckled down to do bee blocks this week.

Love circle bee blocks

Deb of Love circle called for wonky flying geese in strip blocks.  Purple and teal seem to be a popular palette lately.

for do. Good Stitches

One thing I enjoy about bee blocks is that I can typically come up with enough scraps to make 2 without using any stash fabrics.  This block used lots of strips, a scrap type that I rarely use.  Win!

Grace circle bee blocks

I also made this set of Stars Align blocks for the Grace circle this month.  It was my chance to help a friend out.  These blocks take some time, but gorgeously mirror that wintery mood for those ready to embrace snow and ice and all that.

for do. Good Stitches

I haven't often reached for the black print (Chicopee Ladder Dot) I used in this block, but I love the way the "holes" show up here and there when used as sashing!  This fabric I did pull from stash, but it was worth it.

Ok, now that I've taken care of those do. Good Stitches blocks, there's really no reason why I shouldn't start a new quilt...right?


12 comments:

  1. I love that black Chicopee print as binding. I used all I had up and had to buy some more for a future quilt!

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  2. I like both styles of blocks. The purple and teal look so pretty together - the colors are soothing.

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  3. I love those wonky geese, I have not seen them before but that will be gorgeous!

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  4. You have been a busy bee! Love the Stars Align blocks, even though I'm not ready for Winter.

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  5. Love your Star Allign blocks! Sometimes a fabric needs to be used first to see the beauty!

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  6. I'm in love with your blocks at the bottom! They look like fun!

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  7. Pretty star blocks! They require too much patience than I have right now though. The wonky flying geese are sethumg I've never seen before and on my to do list now!

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  8. These bright colors are totally pulling me out of my winter slump. Beautiful!

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  9. those stars definitely align! they are incredible. so wintery, as you say.

    new quilt - YES!

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  10. wow! Love those star blocks. The black really sets them off nicely!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  11. I love those star blocks - they look so crisp and clean, just like a cold winter's day!

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  12. Thank you for making these blocks. I still haven't been able to keep up with my reader let alone my flickr stream.

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